Comment to DOI:10.1029/2010EO150002
Further Comment on “What Is the Atmosphere's Effect on Earth's Surface Temperature?”
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 91, Issue 46, page 432, 16 November 2010
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2010), Further Comment on “What Is the Atmosphere's Effect on Earth's Surface Temperature?”, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(46), 432–432, doi:10.1029/2010EO460005.(
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- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Xubin Zeng (Eos, 91(15), 134–135, 13 April 2010) has done a valuable service in pointing out that the conventional statement that Earth would be at a temperature of −18°C if its atmosphere were removed cannot be sustained, because the calculation incorporates an albedo that includes clouds. However, his own calculation of −5°C is equally untenable because it uses the current surface albedo.